protest rules apply to all divisions at Tazewell Speedway. Protest
fees are as follows:
Effective July 1, 2012. In all classes except 4 Cylinders, it
will cost $350 to pull a head with the track fee being $100.
$750 to go through the crank with a $150 track fee.
Visual- $50.00 must be done prior to the race before your class
gets onto the track. ($25 Tech-Fee)
There will be a $100.00 protest fee to pull intake or rear end,
the track will retain a $25.00 tech fee.
class that is limited by a C.I. or a C.C rule will have a P&G
protest rule. P&G protest will be $75 with $25 going to
the track. Track reserves the right to P&G at any time.
Four cylinder class no longer subject to P&G. Pulling a
head is $150 with $25 going to the track in Four Cylinder ONLY.
The track reserves the right to check cars at any time without
payment of fee.
Effective August 13, 2012. If you refuse to teardown you will
not be able to file a protest against another car for the remainder
of the season.
Also if you intend to file a protest you must drive straight
to the scales ( no riding around the track. You take the checkered
flag and come straight to the scales) and find the tech man
ONLY to file your protest. If you drive by the scales you will
not be allowed to protest. You will have 3 minutes to file your
protest. If the protested car is the winner and goes to Victory
Lane he will be allowed to protest the car that protest him
but will have only 3 minutes to do so after he has been told.
Any protest (other than a visual) must be made within three
minutes after completion of the feature race for that class.
To protest, the driver must be in the top-five and on the lead
lap. Only the driver will be able to put up money to protest.
(NO CREW MEMBERS, CAR OWNERS, ETC. WILL BE ALLOWED TO PUT UP
MONEY TO PROTEST, DRIVER ONLY.)
ONLY CARS FINISHING IN THE TOP FIVE MAY BE PROTESTED, AND ONLY
BY THE DRIVERS THAT FINISH IN THE TOP FIVE. YOU MAY PROTEST
A CAR THAT FINISHED BEHIND YOU, BUT ONLY IF THAT DRIVER IS THE
ONE THAT PROTESTED YOUR CAR.
You must have the protest money, in cash, to the Tech Man within
the three minutes from completion of the race. Once protest
money has been paid, protest cannot be withdrawn, only disallowed
by an official. All protest decisions will be made by track
officials and are final. Track officials have the authority
to hold protested parts, for further evaluation and testing,
for two business days, before making a decision. If a decision
cannot be made immediately, payoff for that class will not be
made until the next week's event.
During tear down, only the driver and two crew members on the
car being inspected are permitted to be in the teardown area
along with Tazewell Speedway officials.
When the protested part is ready for checking, the driver and
one crew member from the protesting team will be permitted to
witness the inspection.
If the protested car is illegal, the protest fee will be returned
minus the tech fee. If protested car is legal, that car receives
the protest fee minus the tech fee.
Anyone refusing to cooperate during the inspection will be considered
illegal or if its the protesting team have the protest
stopped and declared legal. Failure to comply with any protest
and youll be warned once any further warning and the protest
will be stopped and penalties applied.
When any car is found illegal in the inspection or protest following
a race, that car and driver will forfeit all moneys and points
accumulated that day/night. If found illegal a second time,
or for a blatant violation of rules, driver is subject to a
one or two race suspension depending on the severity of the
violation. Track officials will make final decision.
Any discrepancies in the finishing order must be taken up with
the Race Director within ten minutes from the time the finishes